BIOLOGY 120 - First Year Seminar in Biology
Section: 002 Elements of Evolution
Term: FA 2013
Subject: Biology (BIOLOGY)
Department: LSA Biology
Course Note:
These seminars, which are restricted to first-year students, are small-group classes (approximately 15-25 students) taught by regular and emeritus faculty.
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS
Other:
FYSem
Credit Exclusions:
Credit is granted for a combined total of 17 credits elected in introductory biology.
Waitlist Capacity:
10
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Abundant fossils and DNA sequences indicate that life on Earth has evolved from ancient beginnings. All organisms are genetically related. In sorting through key evidence we will learn about the mechanisms responsible for the vast variety of creatures and their adaptive skills. It is useful, indeed essential, to inherit genes that favor survival and reproduction, but we all harbor some losers. We will grapple with gene structure and function at a level where non-scientists who apply themselves should do well in this seminar. Our survey will conclude with a more personal look at primate evolution. I, myself, am 2.6% Neanderthal. There will be a textbook.

Course Requirements:

No data submitted.

Intended Audience:

First-year students. This course requires a semester each of high school chemistry and biology.

Class Format:

Seminar

BIOLOGY 120 - First Year Seminar in Biology
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
10973
Closed
0
 
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Tu 2:00PM - 5:00PM
002 (SEM)
P
10974
Open
1
1Y1
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Th 2:00PM - 5:00PM
003 (SEM)
P
28698
Open
3
4Y1
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MWF 3:00PM - 4:00PM
004 (SEM)
P
28702
Open
14
14Y1
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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